Robert Bassett

Practice Groups:

Product Liability

Trucking

Workers’ Compensation

Office Locations:

St. Louis, MO

Phone: 314.241.2018

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Education

  • Juris Doctor, Washington University School of Law, 1986
  • Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude), Murray State University, 1983

Year Joined Firm

2018

 

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Robert Bassett (Of Counsel)

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Bob is an experienced litigator who focuses on the defense of trucking and other transportation-related claims, product liability, premises liability, and workers’ compensation claims throughout Missouri and Illinois.

Bob served as Associate General Counsel for Anheuser-Busch Companies from 1991-1995, where he managed the company’s product liability litigation in state and federal courts across the nation. While in this post, Bob also served on the Board of Directors for PLAC and was part of a company-wide task force to analyze workers compensation costs and strategy. In 1995, Bob joined a Belleville, IL law firm and in 2010 he joined a St. Louis-based defense firm – where he established an outstanding reputation serving clients in the transportation industry, in handling complicated products liability and commercial litigation matters, and defending employers in workers compensation disputes in both Illinois and Missouri. 

Bob is a frequent speaker at transportation industry associations and conferences. He has also presented lectures relating to general civil litigation and worker’s compensation for the Nation Business Institute, the Product Liability Advisory Council and numerous private groups. He serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Clair County Bar Foundation.

Professional Recognition

  • Named to the Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list (2011-2016). The Super Lawyers selection process is based on peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of the lawyers in each state earn this designation.

Professional Associations

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Commercial Transportation Litigation- General Committee)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association (President (2011-2012); First Vice President (2010-2011); Board of Directors (1998-2004))
  • St. Clair County Bar Foundation (Board of Directors)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Member, The Trial Law Institute

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Southern and Central Districts of Illinois
  • State Courts of Missouri
  • State Courts of Illinois